Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't.pdf

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't.pdf
 

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《从优秀到卓越》:《基业长青》作者历时5年,“上亿美元也买不来”的研究成果。《福布斯》20世纪20本最佳商业畅销书,荣获“全国优秀畅销书”奖。
2002年,美国《福布斯》杂志评选出了20世纪20本最有影响力的商业畅销书,《从优秀到卓越(珍藏版)》以及作者的另外一本书《基业长青》名列其中,其他入选的图书还包括《追求卓越》、《引爆点》、《竞争优势》、《杰克·韦尔奇自传》等。
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Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come. --Harry C. Edwards

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From Publishers Weekly
In what Collins terms a prequel to the bestseller Built to Last he wrote with Jerry Porras, this worthwhile effort explores the way good organizations can be turned into ones that produce great, sustained results. To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team (at his management research firm) read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. That Collins is able to distill the findings into a cogent, well-argued and instructive guide is a testament to his writing skills. After establishing a definition of a good-to-great transition that involves a 10-year fallow period followed by 15 years of increased profits, Collins's crew combed through every company that has made the Fortune 500 (approximately 1,400) and found 11 that met their criteria, including Walgreens, Kimberly Clark and Circuit City. At the heart of the findings about these companies' stellar successes is what Collins calls the Hedgehog Concept, a product or service that leads a company to outshine all worldwide competitors, that drives a company's economic engine and that a company is passionate about. While the companies that achieved greatness were all in different industries, each engaged in versions of Collins's strategies. While some of the overall findings are counterintuitive (e.g., the most effective leaders are humble and strong-willed rather than outgoing), many of Collins's perspectives on running a business are amazingly simple and commonsense. This is not to suggest, however, that executives at all levels wouldn't benefit from reading this book; after all, only 11 companies managed to figure out how to change their B grade to an A on their own.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.



From AudioFile
If you believe that a visionary leader with a strong ego is an essential component of sustained business success, then Jim Collins has a few thousand words for you. His carefully researched audiobook explains that the success of companies that outperform the market for 15 years in a row comes from selfless leadership, rigorous focus, and a culture of discipline. Like a lot of pop business books, much of this title can be filtered into a few catchphrases and concepts. But there's another reason this book has burst through as a bestseller, which you can feel in Collins's narration: He is honestly excited about his research and unconventional findings. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

From Booklist
Collins is coauthor of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (1994), the widely heralded book that was the result of a six-year research project conducted by Collins and Jerry Porras. They identified 18 companies that met their rigorous standard for long-term performance. They looked for companies that had outperformed the stock market by a factor of 15 starting from 1926. Then they went about the task of identifying what these companies had in common. Now Collins turns his attention to companies that have made the transition from "good to great." This time the findings are backed by five years of research and data analysis. Starting with every company that ever appeared in the Fortune 500, Collins identifies 11 companies that had 15-year cumulative stock returns at or below the general stock market when, after a transition point, they then demonstrated cumulative returns of at least three times the market over the next 15 years. Collins then looked for similarities among the companies. What he found would both surprise and fascinate anyone involved in management. David Rouse
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Business Week
One of the top ten business books of 2001

媒体推荐
这本书不会使平庸的公司成为优秀的公司。但是,它却会使优秀的公司成为卓越的公司。
——彼得·德鲁克
这是一本CEO们迫不及待要购买的书。
——《今日美国》
柯林斯和他的研究团队解决了商业中最重要的难题之一。
——《财富》
柯林斯又写了一本会基业长青的书。
——《商业周刊》

作者简介
作者:(美国)吉姆·柯林斯

吉姆·柯林斯,著名商业畅销书作家。早年在斯坦福大学商学院从事教学与研究工作,并获得杰出教学奖。1996年,创办了自己的管理研究所,曾在默克公司、星巴克、时代明镜集团、麦肯锡公司等世界知名公司任高级经理和CEO。 他的另外一本书《基业长青》也晃公认的一部经典商业著作。他的著作被《财富》、《经济学人》、《商业周刊》、《今日美国》、《哈佛商业评论》等杂志广泛报道,引起巨大反响。br>

Jim Collins has authored or co-authored four books, including Built to Last and Good to Great. Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. In 1996, he returned to his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, to found his management laboratory, where he conducts research and works with leaders in the corporate and social sectors. More about Jim and his works can be found at his e-teaching site, where he has assembled articles, audio clips, a recommended reading list, discussion guide, tools, and other information. The site is designed to be a place for students to study and learn.

内容简介
《从优秀到卓越》是超级畅销书《基业长青》的作者柯林斯的又一力作,它描绘了优秀公司实现向卓越公司跨越的宏伟蓝图。《基业长青》揭示了公司保持卓越的秘诀,但书中提到的公司自始至终都出类拔萃。对于那些业绩平平的公司,如何才能实现从优秀到卓越的跨越呢?是不是卓越的企业都有所谓的特殊“卓越气质”?发展的瓶颈是不是真的难以突破?
针对这一问题,柯林斯和他的研究小组历时5年,阅读并系统整理了6000篇文章,记录了2000多页的专访内容,创建了3.84亿字节的电脑数据,收集了28家公司过去50年,甚至更早的所有文章,进行了大范围的定性和定量分析,得出了如何使公司从优秀到卓越的令人惊异而振奋的答案。
柯林斯发现,公司从优秀到卓越,跟从事的行业是否在潮流之中没有关系,事实上,即使是一个从事传统行业的企业,即使它最初默默无闻,它也可能卓越。柯林斯提出了一整套观点,“只要采纳并认真贯彻,几乎所有的公司都能极大改善自己的经营状况,甚至可能成为卓越公司”。

The Challenge
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

The Study
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

The Standards
Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.

The Comparisons
The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?

Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.

The Findings
The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include:

  • Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness.
  • The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence.
  • A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology.
  • The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap.

    “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”

    Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

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